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August 22, 2023

This message brings news about:
A) Recent Neurolaw Publications
B) Statement from Peter Alces and Robert Sapolsky


A. Recent Neurolaw Publications   

  1. Peter A. Alces, Trialectic: The Confluence of Law, Neuroscience, and Morality, University of Chicago Press (2023). (See also Section B below.)
  2. Robert M. Sapolsky, Determined: A Science of Life Without Free Will, Penguin Press (2023). (See also Section B below.) (Available for pre-order, for October 17, 2023 publication.)
  3. Christopher Buccafusco, There's No Such Thing As Independent Creation, and It's A Good Thing, Too, 64 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1617 (2023).
  4. Chava Spivak-Birndorf & Matt Timko, Keeping Up with New Legal Titles, 115 Law Libr. J. 307 (2023).
  5. Favio Ramirez Caminatti, Copyrighting Brain Computer Interface: Where Neuroengineering Meets Intellectual Property Law, 14 Cybaris An Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 1 (2023).
  6. Dylan Raymond,  25 Is the New 18: Extending Juvenile Jurisdiction and Closing Its Exceptions, 2023 Utah L. Rev. 727 (2023).
  7. Sharona Hoffman, Cognitive Decline and the Workplace, 57 Wake Forest L. Rev. 115 (2022).
  8. David Beier, Lucy Tournas and Gary Marchant, Applied Neuroscience Needs a Task Force to Craft Effective Governance, STAT News (2022).
  9. Gary Marchant and Lucy Tournas, Filling the Governance Gap: International Principles for Responsible Development of Neurotechnologies, 10 AJOB Neuroscience 176 (2019).


Statement from Peter Alces and Robert Sapolsky           

HERE is a joint statement from Peter Alces and Robert Sapolsky, discussing the relationship between law, morality, and neuroscience. The authors advocate for a more rational and empirical approach to legal decisions, supported by insights from neuroscience, in order to address contemporary societal challenges more effectively. The statement serves as a précis for the publications Trialectic: The Confluence of Law, Neuroscience, and Morality and Determined: A Science of Life Without Free Will by Alces and Sapolsky respectively.



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